Friday, September 27, 2019

GRL Spotlight: W.M. Fawkes

GayRomLit or as some refer to it as GRL truly is the must-attend event for people who create and celebrate LGBT romance. For those who are unfamiliar with what GRL is I can try and summarize it. Every year in October (this year it’s the 17th to the 20th with pre-events on the 16th) the LGBT community consisting of authors, narrators, readers, and professionals gather to share in their love of LGBT romance. There are signings, author lounges, many events, spotlights, it really is hours of fun.
The location changes every year and on the opening night of each year the spot for the next year  is announced. During this time at GRL there are two signings. One for Registered Authors and one for Featured Authors.
At these signings you can go to the authors’ tables, talk, have them sign swag they have, books you’ve brought, pick up pre-orders, and they will even sign something you brought from home.
Lounges are set up as well these are outside the signing times. Registered authors have one and featured have two lounges.
There will also be spotlights with readings, Q&A’s and so much more.
Now until October 14th Diverse Reader is spotlighting authors that will be at this years GRL. And if you want to know more about it simply head over to the site by clicking here:

Now for our Spotlight Author of the day!

 Where to find W.M. At The Event


Author Signing: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Author Lounge: 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.

with Sam Burns

And, hey, I’ll probably hang out a lot where Sam is!

Our preorder form is closed, but there will be limited copies for sale of all of Sam’s and my cowritten books at both of our events.

On September 26th, Sam Burns and I put out our fourth published novel, The King’s Dragon, but last year at our first GRL in Portsmouth, we didn’t have any. Meeting in person gave us the push we needed to start working together. The energy, inspiration, and community I found there changed my life.

Diversity and creativity take center stage at GRL, from unique ways to collect signatures, author talks, and even candies attendees bring from across the world. I’d encourage readers and fans to engage with authors and professionals. We’re all there because of your excitement. There’s almost nothing better than knowing that your words connected with someone. When I went to GRL as a reader in 2018, I was pretty intimidated, but everyone was so welcoming and enthusiastic that even a weirdo robot introvert like me had an amazing time!

This year will be my first as an author, but I’ll look back on that year as a reader with fondest memories of the authors, readers, and professionals who inspired me. I’m so excited to give out swag and talk to readers about fearsome dragons, gods in leather jackets, and men who get the happy endings they deserve!

The King’s Dragon, Fire and Valor Book One
Lord Tristram Radcliffe has a secret—he is the only dragon at the king’s court in Llangard. It’s a secret he’s kept from the knights he’s fought beside, from the ladies who bat their lashes at him, and from his closest companion, Prince Reynold. If it were to get out, he’d be banished to the Mawrcraig Mountains along with the rest of his kind, but the kingdom of men is the only one he’s ever known, and his heart lives in the stone halls of those who’d count him an enemy.

When the old king dies and Prince Reynold takes the throne, two visitors from the north throw Tristram into the middle of the ancient conflict between dragons and men. They put him on a collision course with the king’s shadow, Bet Kyston, a dangerous assassin who may want him dead or may want more of Tristram that he’d ever thought to give.

With the eyes of dragons upon him and a threat from the north creeping toward the home he loves, Tristram must weigh his allegiances before his dual legacies tear him apart.

Prince of Death, Lords of the Underworld Book One

Gifted power over life and death, Lysandros has spent millennia in the underworld, listless and alone. The youngest child of Hades and Persephone, he’s been sheltered from the threats in the world above.

Theo Ward hasn’t been so lucky. After watching his mother wither away, he’d do almost anything to have her back. When a messenger appears at the Banneker College of Magic and offers the young professor a chance to save her, Theo can’t pass it up, even if it means going straight into the underworld and dragging her home. But Theo gets more than he bargained for when he crosses paths with the prince of Hades.

Set against the king of Olympus, they must shed their past burdens and learn to trust in each other, so they can face down a storm that threatens to wipe the nation’s capital off the map.

Prisoner of Shadows, Lords of the Underworld Book Two

For more than five thousand years, Prometheus has been chained in the underworld. Every day, an eagle tears out his liver. Every night, he heals. When Hermes releases him in a gambit to save himself from his father’s wrath, Prometheus must adjust to a world that’s forgotten him. Hunted by the twins, Artemis and Apollo, he finds help in an unexpected place.

Julian Bell is a vampire lost. He left his Louisiana home in 1936 and hasn’t settled since. Ten years ago he followed his best friend to New York, but the country they came to wasn’t the America he left. After losing his friend, he found himself unmoored in a strange land. As he nears his hundredth birthday, he’s realizing how truly alone he is.

When Prometheus and Julian’s paths cross one fateful night, they find in each other a safe path through the shadows.

Patron of Mercy, Lords of the Underworld Book Three

Lach has spent the last few thousand years counting only on himself. What he needed, he took. What he wanted, he won with charm. All except a god he turned his back on an age ago, when he had a different name and didn’t know what he was giving up.

Thanatos, god of merciful death, is one of the gentlest gods in the pantheon—easing the transition between life and death for billions of mortals. But he has faced eternity alone. After breaking his heart on the sharp words of a fisherman’s son, he hasn’t been able to connect with anyone.

Now, Lach is crashing back into Thanatos’s life, dragging him into an adventure that could save the world… or kill the
m both.

About W.M. Fawkes:
So, I live in the middle of nowhere in NC, always half an hour away from somewhere, with my partner and three Halloween-hued kitties. With Sam Burns, I’ve coauthored four books—the Lords of the Underworld series featuring tricky gods and the men who love them, and The King’s Dragon, the first in the LGBTQIA+ high fantasy Fire and Valor series.

I can’t wait to meet you all at GRL!

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Facebook Group (with Sam Burns):

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